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Catt Sadler Thinks Meryl Streep is Otherworldly

By  April 07, 2014

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We’ve often wondered if reporters who cover bold names play favorites on the red carpet. Catt Sadler—while she enjoys everyone that she has the chance to interview as an E! News correspondent—definitely confirmed this notion for us at Ford’s Pursuit of a Happy Commute panel.

She is always is appreciative for the chance to speak with Meryl Streep!

“I have some tried and true celebrities that I love and they’re a little different than want you might expect at E! but I love Meryl Streep,” Sadler told GLAM. “She’s one of my favorite actresses of all time. I have had the pleasure of interviewing her a couple of times. I love to sit down and speak with her because when you do, you feel like you’re in the presence of an otherworldly human being. She is so gifted, smart, talented and amazing.”

All together now: awwwww!

Music Musings: Kelly Rowland’s Fresh Spin For Your Everyday Playlist

By  April 07, 2014

140407_Kelly-Rowland-PlaylistKelly Rowland: singer, songwriter, and television personality extraordinaire. Now, you can color the multihyphenate a DJ, too.

In addition to sharing her beauty and style secrets as the newly-minted Caress Fabulista, Rowland is taking our music archives for a fresh spin.

“Don’t be afraid to mix up your playlist,” shared Rowland, who prefers her daily dose of BFF Beyoncé paired with classics from Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan. “Keep it fresh with different genres mixed in with current hits.”

Lucky for us all, her advice comes in time for another edition of Music Musings. And Ms. Rowland, we’re all ears!

Star Scoop: Cashing in on Coachella, Chiwetel Breaks Bad, Remembering Mickey Rooney

By  April 07, 2014

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While music lovers the world over have shelled out hundreds of dollars for Coachella tickets, travel, and accommodations, your favorite festival starlets are getting paid big bucks to attend the sonic spree. Vanessa Hudgens, for instance, is reportedly getting paid $15,000 to hit Coachella on behalf of McDonald’s, while Lea Michele will earn $20,000 for wearing Lacoste gear there. Hey ladies, any room for a plus one?! [The Cut]

We fell in love with Chiwetel Ejiofor for his captivating, compelling role as Solomon Northup in 12 Years A Slave, but his next gig could turn us against the award-winning star. Reports have surfaced that Ejiofor will play the villain in director Sam Mendes’ followup to Skyfall. If the news proves true, he’ll join Daniel CraigRalph Fiennes, and Naomie Harris who are all slated to reprise their 2012 roles. [MTV]

Hollywood mourns the loss of a legend. Mickey Rooney, whose lifelong career in entertainment is evidenced by more than 300 film and television appearances, passed away on April 6th at 93 years old. Of all the public displays of admiration for the late star, it’s this 1938 review from his earlier years that describe him best: “… There is no better actor in the world than Mickey Rooney. And no matter what scenario writers put in the scripts, Mickey knows he can play it.” [Huffington Post]

Silver screens will see Brittany Murphy for the last time. Something Wicked, a psychological thriller Murphy wrapped in 2009, opened in Eugene, Oregon on April 4th, and will receive a limited test run in Seattle, Portland, Alaska, and Idaho before being considered for a wide release. See the trailer here. [ABC News]

Valentine’s Day may be long gone but with a new season dawning, there’s plenty of room for love in the air. Kylie Minogue, as evidenced with her latest single “Into the Blue,” shares those sentiments, and is helping us get into the spirit of spring fever with a curated playlist of her favorite love songs on Rdio. Now, all you need is a better half. [Glam Inbox]

After announcing her retirement last year, Barbara Walters has set the date for her final bow. The May 16th broadcast The View will be her last, though Walters will remain the show’s executive producer and contributor to ABC News. To cap off her departure, ABC News will rename its New York City headquarters in her honor. [The Hollywood Reporter]

You don’t have to be a paid HBO subscriber—or have login credits for its mobile HBO Go streaming service—to get a first look at Silicon Valley. The half-hour spot premiered last night and can now be viewed in its entirety on YouTube. No word on how long the video will be available, so enjoy it while you can. [Entertainment Weekly]

AOL is upping its web series ante. The media company has renewed four of its original dotcom productions for second seasons, including Nicole Richie’s #CandidlyNicole, which is being developed into a half-hour reality series—with totally different content—for VH1. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Fan of the show or not, we’re pretty sure your social media timelines were flooded with news of Game of Thrones’ return. And not without a warm welcome from Netflix rival House of Cards. “May the best house win.” [Twitter]

Box Office Beat: Captain America: the Winter Soldier Breaks April Record

By  April 07, 2014

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Chris Evans took Captain’s signature shield to push back any competitors on the way to the number one slot, besting the April record previously set by 2011’s Fast Five. See where the rest of the weekend’s debuts landed on the list:

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier $96.2M
2. Noah $17M
3. Divergent $13M
4. God’s Not Dead $7.7M
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel $6.3M
6. Muppets Most Wanted $6.3M
7. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $5.3M
8. Sabotage $1.9M
9. Need for Speed $1.8M
10. Non-Stop $1.8M

Kelly Rowland Takes a ‘Fresh Spin’ on Life and Style with Caress

By  April 04, 2014

While her former Destiny’s Child bandmate is gearing up for a return to the Great White Way, singer Kelly Rowland has her nose in the beauty business. Following in the footsteps of her Fabulista friend Lala Anthony, Rowland is encouraging women to take a fresh spin on life, scent, and style with Caress.

Glam spoke with Rowland about her role as Caress’ new ambassador, how she’s integrating the brand’s “fresh spin” philosophy into her new music project, and how she’s ascended style star ranks… with a covetable bob to boot.


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Star Scoop: J. Lo Joins Forces with Fuse, Claire Danes Heads to Cape Town, Will Ferrell Meets His Match

By  April 04, 2014

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As much buzz as P. Diddyor is it Puff Daddy?—has generated with Revolt TV and his upcoming MMM project, he still couldn’t best Jenny from the block. The Jennifer Lopez-backed NuvoTV won a $200 million bidding war against Diddy’s Revolt to buy Fuse TV from Madison Square Garden Co. How you luh that? [Vulture]

Claire Danes’ Carrie is headed overseas. Showtime’s award-winning Homeland is shipping out of Charlotte, North Carolina and moving production to Cape Town, South Africa, which will be made to resemble the Middle East post where Carrie will return as chief of station. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Will Ferrell has met his match. The comedic actor is stepping from behind the anchor desk and on to the tennis court for a role in scribe Steve Conrad’s Match Maker. The film is based on ESPN.com’s 2013 article of the same name, which chronicled 1973’s iconic battle of the sexes between tennis stars Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. [Variety]

Chris Evans may be set to leave the Marvel universe after fulfilling his Captain American contract, but his departure won’t slow things down thing one bit. President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige revealed that with rights to nearly 8,000 characters, the studio has film plans down through the year 2028. Talking about proper prior planning. [Huffington Post]

James Franco is embarrassed… as he should be. After the 35-year-old was exposed for allegedly attempting to arrange a private meeting with a 17-year-old teenage girl via Instagram, he offered his regret for the social media mea culpa on Live! With Kelly and Michael. “I’m embarrassed, and I guess I’m just a model of how social media is tricky,” said Franco. “It’s a way people meet each other today, but what I’ve learned is you don’t know who’s on the other end. I used bad judgement and I learned my lesson.” We hope so. [Entertainment Weekly]

Another late night era is coming to an end. After 30 years in late-night television, David Letterman is leaving his post, with a retirement date set for 2015. Though fans and celebrities alike have responded to his impending departure, Girls lead Lena Dunham may have had the best take. “I love Letterman but I am really excited about what this could mean for the diversification of late night,” she Tweeted. “Trying not to be a pessimist.” [L.A. Times]

The final chapter of the Hunger Games film franchise is getting a new entrant. Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie will be joining the cast of Mockingjay — Part 2, replacing Lily Rabe in the role of District 13 leader Commander Lyme. [Variety]

Is Michelle Williams Heading Back to Broadway?

By  April 04, 2014

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We know her acting namesake will take on Sally Bowles this month in the revival of Cabaret, but songstress Michelle Williams might also be headed back to the Great White Way.

The star hinted at a comeback during a conversation Glam had with Williams about her new partnership with Playtex’s Play On campaign. “I would love to go back to Broadway!” she exclaimed. “You might be able to print something really, really soon, fingers crossed.”

Williams noted that she felt at home on the stage after being bit by the Broadway bug when she attended the Tonys a few years ago. “I remember going to the Tony Awards a few years ago, and some places you just know where you belong,” she said. “Sometimes you’ve just got to know your place, and theater is the place for me.”

While she waits in the wings for her next big role, Williams is steadily at work putting the finishing touches on her new urban inspirational album, Journey to Freedom, with producer Harmony Samuels. “I think sometimes when you find a producer that can bring out the best in you, I would say stick with them,” she explained. “I miss the days of Janet Jackson. She only had Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis; they created something. I [thought] ‘Man, how can we get back to that?’ Sorry to all of the producers that wanted a slot on the record, but sometimes you find what you find and stick with it.”

The record’s first two singles “Fire” and “If We Had Your Eyes” have already been well received, thanks to Williams stepping outside of her comfort zone. “This time I took a risk, even as far as maybe singing songs or styles that I would normally [think] ‘That’s not me,’” she said. “But I got to a place where I was too conservative, acting too old for my age in a way. Have fun in the studio; I mean, they can always press the delete button if it doesn’t sound right. No one has to hear it. I had fun.”

Star Scoop: Hogwarts Heads Back to Theaters, Pharrell Warms Up His Voice, Frozen Earns the Most Cold Hard Cash

By  March 31, 2014

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There are a few halls in Hogwarts that still need exploring. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will become a trilogy for the silver screen (yup, that’s right, 3 megamovies). Don’t expect Emma Watson or the rest of the gang, as the films will be set 70 years before the gang first head to platform 9 ¾. [Mashable]

Pharrell is having the best year ever! After an Oscar nod, Grammy wins, and a cavalcade of collaborations with the likes of Adidas, Comme des Garçons, and many more, he’s adding another commitment to his calendar as the new judge for The Voice.  The music maestro will take over mentoring duties for Cee Lo Green, who announced back in February he’d be leaving the show. We wonder if his iconic hat will make an appearance. [E! News]

Sorry, Woody, it looks like you’ll have to “let it go” when it comes to the top spot at the box office. Since it’s November release, Frozen earned a total of $1.072 billion as it finally opened in Japan, pushing past Toy Story 3 to become the highest grossing animated film of all time! Apparently all of those YouTube covers were worth it for Queen Elsa and the gang. [Variety]

Set your Ticketmaster alerts now, Nashville fans! After a year filled with roadshow rumors, Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, and more will take their talents on the road to New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. with tickets going on sale April 4th. While Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere won’t be along for the ride, this is one show no one’s going to want to miss [Billboard]

Here’s something beat your case of the Mondays. After declaring “Grown Woman” as our anthem with the surprise release of her visual album, Beyonce already revamped the original video for the song. Featuring a set of alter egos tapped from her old home videos synched up to the lyrics and plenty of animation, the new visuals give a refreshed look at the bonus track. [Music Play On]

Nicole Richie is taking her brand of sass back to the small screen for her own VH1 reality series, #CandidlyNicole, based on her Twitter feed and AOL web series. She’ll share her daily life, including her hubby and adorable kids, while espousing her view on pop culture, always touching on the taboo when it hits the air in July. [VH1]

Box Office Beat: Noah Rises to the Top

By  March 31, 2014

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Divergent took a dive this weekend as Noah’s debut easily floated to the top of the heap. Let’s see what other screeners washed onto the top ten:

1. Noah $44M
2. Divergent $26.5M
3. Muppets Most Wanted $11.3M
4. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $9.5M
5. God’s Not Dead $9.1M
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel $8.8M
7. Sabotage $5.3M
8. Need for Speed $4.3M
9. 300: Rise of an Empire $4.3M
10. Non-Stop $4.1M

Star Scoop: Kardashians Head to the Hamptons, Lollapalooza’s 2014 Lineup, DVF Reality Show Finds a Home

By  March 27, 2014

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Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian take… the Hamptons? E! announced that the newest Keeping Up spin-off would chronicle  the duo as they set up a new DASH boutique in New York City and manage its Hamptons pop-up store. We’ll watch… only if North West makes a cameo. [Time]

When the pair behind OutKast announced that they would be reuniting over a series of summer festivals, we couldn’t help but break out our “SpottieOttieDopaliscious” moves. Now, Big Boi and André 3000 are teaming up with a “Monster” to headline Chicago’s annual, three-day Lollapalooza fest. [Entertainment Weekly]

In other E! news, the reality television haven will be home to a show we actually can’t wait to see: Diane von Furstenberg’s upcoming docu-series. According to a press release from the network, the still-untitled show will “[explore] the relationships between an ultra-successful boss who controls the fashion world and her eight eager-to-please associates in training,” one of which will be crowned DVF’s new global brand ambassador at New York Fashion Week. [Glam Chic]

Sorry, Joan Rivers. Lena Dunham doesn’t have time to address your not-so wisecracks. She’s too busy directing music videos, like this one for her Bleachers boyfriend (and fun. lead guitarist) Jack Antonoff. [Vulture]

After 14 years of giving us “places to go, things to do” DailyCandy is closing up shop. NBCUniversal announced today that it would be closing the site, along with Television Without Pity, effective April 4th. [Variety]

It’s a new day and age for the music industry, where an artist’s or song’s social footprint is just as important as the number of radio spins and records sold. Billboard and Twitter are capitalizing on the phenomenon through a multi-year partnership known as the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts that will “track U.S. music conversations among the millions of Tweets sent each day… [to] reshape for consumers and the industry the way music success is measured.” [Billboard]

Gladiators! Tonight, all of your questions—well, a few of them—will be answered. According to Nazanin Boniadi, the actress who plays Adnan Salif on Scandal, we’ll get a glimpse into Harrison’s dark past and what the future holds for a vindictive Mama Pope. [The Hollywood Reporter]